Choosing the best material for your outdoor furniture can be a daunting task. Metal, plastic, wicker, or synthetic/resin each have their pros and cons. But the true durability of teak patio furniture can not be beat on price and longevity.
On looks and maintenance alone, teak rises above the other options. That distinct honey brown colour never rusts or deteriorates like metals and plastics from sitting in the sun for days (and even years).
But in case you need more convincing, here are four more reasons why teak patio furniture is so great.
One of the main selling features of teak outdoor furniture is its weather resistant qualities – they can take pretty much anything mother nature can dish out and contain a natural oil that repels moisture. The anti-moisture properties results in furniture that resist warping, cracking, or becoming brittle over the course of its lifespan. That translates to one of the best values you can find.
Furniture made from teak doesn’t require stains, paints, or varnishes to maintain its looks. Again, the natural oil properties of the wood mean that even when your chair or couch fades, it will develop a unique patina that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. If you do end up wanting to preserve some shine or colour from your patio furniture, all you have to do is apply a natural teak sealer (we carry excellent Semco products to fit this need).
A true testament to the longevity and durability of teak furniture is that some parks and outdoor community areas have teak furniture that can be more than a century old. We quote a 75-year lifespan, and we may be selling it short!
The natural oil that’s in teak has another added bonus: it acts as a repellent to bugs (especially termites). When selecting outdoor furniture, you know that bugs and pests can be an issue. Afterall, its summer time and this is when most of these critters come out to play. However, you can rest easy knowing you’ve made the right choice in teak.
There’s a reason why shipbuilding used teak for centuries. It’s by far one of the most durable and long lasting woods. In fact, high end yachts and boats still use it. The natural colour can’t be matched by woven or steel furniture – and it’s one of the favourite choices among the Patio Line staff.